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With over twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Stacey Watkins has achieved success in practice, administration, and academia. She holds positions as a nursing director at Baptist Health Lexington and an adjunct faculty member at Indiana Wesleyan University. Stacey’s experience in Sigma Theta Tau International’s third cohort of the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy and doctoral research provided the foundation for her to teach, advocate, bring awareness of the care and needs for older adults.




Welcome! My name is Stacey Watkins and I am the President of the Kentucky Association of Gerontology (KAG). As president, my interest continues to be bringing a greater awareness to the needs of older adults. According to the United States Census Bureau the population of older adults will double to 72 million by 2030. In Kentucky alone, this population is projected to steadily increase from 14% to more than 21% by 2025. We must work together to form a community to meet these needs across our cities, counties, and state. This is why it is so important to be a member and to support organizations such as KAG.  

KAG’s mission is “to advocate, educate, and network with vision for and with older adults and those who impact their lives”. We invite you to join Kentucky Association of Gerontology as a member to help us serve the older adult population of Kentucky through serving, advocating, and making a difference in their lives and in our communities. Please feel free to look around the website, learn more about KAG, and take the leap to join KAG!

Best Wishes!

Dr. Stacey Watkins